virtuoso Yuri Anshelevich was born into a musical family, and made his
recital debut at the age of 9. Five years later, he had already earned a
place to study at the famed Moscow State Conservatory, graduating with
highest honors in 1960. He won First Prize in the Cello Division of the
All-Russian Competition, which led to studies with Mstislav
Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.
Anshelevich was soloist and co-principal cellist for the Moscow State
Conservatory for 12 seasons. After emigrating to the USA, his first
audition was for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He earned the position,
and served as Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra from 1977 to 2015. Mr. Anshelevich has served on the faculty
of Southern Methodist University and the University of Dallas. Active as
both a soloist and chamber musician, Mr.Anshelevich has won wide
critical acclaim for his concert and recital performances.
parking spaces will be available in Lot 26 (Highland Street, between
Bain Hall and Music Practice South) for patrons attending performances
at the College of Music on weekends and after 5:00pm on weekdays.
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